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Sleaze In The Cinema: Bollywood’s Z

Indian anti-graft protesters in April 2011. Photo courtesy of WikipediaOne of the hottest young directors in Bollywood is already planning a movie about India’s anti-graft uprising.

Dibakar Banerjee’s film — Shanghai — is scheduled for release in January 2012.

It’ll be based on social activist Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption, which Banerjee calls India’s ‘second freedom struggle.’

“My whole film is about corruption,” Banerjee told hdtv.com. “There is a whole wave of corruption in the country because of some corrupt politicians who only work to serve their interests. According to me, it is .001 percent of India’s population that is corrupt…but they have caused a mess.”

Shanghai will be a remake of Costa Gravas’ 1969 political thriller, Z, about abuses by the military junta in Greece.

Bannerjee said he has ‘Indianized’ it completely.

We saw Z at an arthouse theater a few years after it came out, and loved it.

Here’s the trailer.

Other posts in our Sleaze in the Cinema series can be found here.

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